Botteri's Sparrow (Peucaea botterii) occurs in Northern Coahuila, Mexico

Paul van Els, Ricardo Canales-del-Castillo, John Klicka

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Botteri’s Sparrow (Peucaea botterii)
occurs widely in the shrub-grasslands of southern North America. We report a breeding population of the species in the Sierra de la Encantada of northern Coahuila, Mexico, ,80 km from the Big Bend area of Texas and .300 km from the nearest previously known breeding
range in southern Coahuila and central Chihuahua. We captured three individuals, which show a mostly gray dorsal coloration, suggestive of the texana subspecies, occurring from southern Texas to northern Veracruz. The exact affinity of the northern Coahuila population
still needs to be ascertained. The presence of Botteri’s Sparrow in northern Coahuila may have been overlooked previously or may be part of a (temporary) range expansion. More work is needed to map the occurrence of Botteri’s Sparrow in northcentral Mexico grasslands.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalThe Wilson journal of Ornithology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2011
Externally publishedYes

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